PCV Valve Replacement

August 23, 2022

Hello Batavia, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hang... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

July 8, 2022

Local Batavia roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Batavia would... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

January 26, 2020

Modern vehicles in and around Batavia run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Batavia drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really s... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia in Batavia

August 18, 2019

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Batavia road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - ... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia in Batavia

October 29, 2018

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

October 1, 2018

Like everything in the Illinois automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Illinois drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Batavia roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral visio... More

Timing Belt

February 6, 2018

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Batavia Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

January 3, 2018

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Batavia, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Batavia

August 22, 2016

Today we want to talk to Batavia drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though t... More